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Super Albino Llama: Llamas are awesome! (286)
Diamond: It's the highest of honors to be awarded an exclusive Diamond badge! (3)
Quartz: It's a big honor to be awarded a Quartz badge! (14)
Heart: Love is in the air, someone is thinking of you! (1)
Gold Coin: Someone thinks you're golden! (1)
My Bio

From my website (because I'm feeling too lazy to write something new): Born in 1977 (after his overdue mother went to see the circus) and raised in Raynham, MA, Toby Gray is a stay-at-home father of 3 boys, a husband, an artist, a practitioner of Shotokan Karate (since 1995), an exercise geek, a Ninja Warrior, an Eagle Scout, a lover of hiking and camping and kayaking, a snowboarder, a wood-working enthusiast, a comic book fan, an introvert, at one time a pure-bred cat breeder, and a dreamer. He has been wearing shorts year-round (in MA and NH, not some wimpy warm locale) since 1991 (with a handful of exceptions, like brief job requirements and snowboarding) all because of a bet gone awry. He also really likes monkeys and squids.

You can help support Toby and his brain by visiting his Etsy store,… and decorating your torso with the stuff from his brain!

Favourite Visual Artist
Aaron Blaise, Miyazaki, Terryl Whitlatch, Dave Dorman, Ryan Lang, Bill Watterson
Favourite Movies
Star Wars (all of them), Enter the Dragon, Drunken Master
Favourite TV Shows
Avatar the Last Airbender, The Legend of Korra, Sasuke, American Ninja Warrior, Robotech
Favourite Bands / Musical Artists
Metallica, Megadeth, Glory Hammer, Judas Priest, Tyr, Dio, Pantera, Dream Evil
Favourite Books
The Lord of the Rings, Nausicaa and the Valley of Wind, Akira, The Hyperion and Endymion books, the Thomas Covenant series
Favourite Writers
Tolkien, Terry Brooks, David Eddings, Raymond Feist, Dan Simmons, Stephen Donaldson
Favourite Games
Dynasty Warriors franchise, Diablo II, Diablo III, almost anything Star Wars, Disney Infinite
Favourite Gaming Platform
Tools of the Trade
pencil, pen/ink, acrylic, wood, clay, Photoshop
Other Interests
martial arts, exercise, hiking, kayaking, snowboarding, camping, Ninja Warrior-ing
Okay, who out there in Deviant Art Land has a good handle on how this platform functions? I always post my "deviations" the same way: click on the button thingy, upload image, add title, add caption, add tags, and then submit. Up until recently, everything I post shows up in both "Latest Deviations" as well as the "Featured" gallery without my mucking with anything extra. Over the last week or so I've noticed that some images are showing up in one place or the other, while some still show up in both. What gives? Am I missing something? It's logical to me that anything I post ought to automatically show up in both locations like it used to, but now they don't and there seems to be no rhyme or reason. Help!
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Argle McBargle. With yesterday's "forest" posting, I've caught up with the Inktober 52 prompts, which is good. However, I'm also kind of hitting that awkward, frustrating limbo situation that happens between projects. Even when I have plenty of projects waiting, I struggle to pick the next thing. I don't like not being sure of what I'm going to pour energy into in the studio next time I sit down. I wanted to sneak in some sewing, since it seems like a good time to do so (not only am I caught up on holiday stuff - minus gift wrapping - and planned art projects for the end of the year, I'm waiting on my usual "year in review" and holiday card art blog post until the start of January, but I also managed to blow out my back in a weird way a few days ago. I've had plenty of experience with lower back pain over my lifetime, which I've managed to keep at bay for quite a few years now. I've never experienced the pain in my mid back, kind of where my lat attaches near my spine. I think it
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Wow! I just hit 300 watchers! Thank you everyone! It's taken many years to slowly hit that number, with a lot of it happening over the course of just this year. Here's hoping the "Word of Plunger Monkey" continues to spread as we approach a new year! Plugging along on the holiday projects. The xmas cards are done and addressed and six out of ten of the envelopes that I draw on are done. I'm actually a bit ahead of schedule this year, surprisingly. Once the envelopes are done, I'll return to catching up on Inktober 52 while working on a special project.
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Hi. Wave I like your monkey. WATCH.

Thank you! And thank you so much for watching!

You're very welcome light cherry blossoms f

Amazing art,,great designs,,

Thank you! I sincerely appreciate the compliment. It's always very exciting and uplifting when "strangers" reach out and interact in some way because of something I created. It is such a difficult thing to get attention in the sea of amazing art being posted out there, so thanks again for all the likes and for taking a moment to say something nice!

Thank you for the fav!😊🧡💙

So what kind of stories that you like to read?